So I put some 205/55/16 wrx wheels on my 96 legacy l wagon, and need to find a spare tire that is the same diameter and will fit in the spare tire compartment in the hatch. I used to be able to carry a full sized spare with the 14's, but I tried one of the 205/55/16's and the diameter fit perfect, but the width was to thick and the lid won't close. The factory spare/donut is over an inch smaller diameter than the 205/55/16. I figure that's not good on the AWD if I have to go very far on it... I thought, just get a factory spare from a 2002-04 wrx, but they appear to be the same size as the one I have (T135/70/D16)?
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What spare tire size for my 96 legacy wagon?
Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:14 AM
You could still use the donut if need be. Just put the donut on the rear axle, and insert a fuse into the FWD fuse holder under the hood. Inserting the fuse, changes the car to front wheel drive only.
Once tire is repaired, and all 4 tires are the same size again, then pull the fuse to have all wheel drive operational again.
Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:34 PM
A 195-70-14 should be pretty close and still fit in the spare tire well.
Tire size calculator here: http://www.tacomawor...55r16-195-70r14
Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:04 AM
Thank you, for all of the replies! Great thoughts. I'm gonna check to see if I can take out some foam or anything to make it fit, and if not I'll find an outback spare or a 195-70-14! Sorry for the slow response, got busy....
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